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"CA has been doing a lot of things in the area of DevOps. Now we have a complete set of tool sets in order to enable customers to go all the way from planning to development to testing down to release into the operations," explained Aruna Ravichandran, Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy at CA Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorld Expo within the program. Successfu... (more)

Harnessing Your Continuous Future in 2018 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Harnessing Your Continuous Future in 2018 By Akshita Puram The Toyota Production System, a world-renowned production system is based on the "complete elimination of all waste". The "Toyota Way", grounded on continuous improvement dates to the 1860s. The methodology is widely proven to be successful yet there are still industries within and tangential to manufacturing struggling to adopt its core principles: Jidoka: a process should stop when an issue is identified prevents releasing defective products Just-in-Time: each process produces only what is needed for the next process in the continuous flow The QA Manager Struggle Similar to Toyota Production System's primary focus on continuous improvement, quality assurance teams are rethinking their testing processes and tooling in order to empower their teams to move toward faster, more reliable, and higher quality softwa... (more)

[slides] Continuous Testing vs Test Automation | @DevOpsSummit @Tricentis @AAkela #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Continuous Testing versus Test Automation: What's the Difference? Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed-increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. In his session at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo, Anand Akela, Vice President of Product Marketing at Tricentis, discussed why and how continuous testing is different from traditional test automation. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here You will learn: Th... (more)

Five Reasons to Shift Your Focus from Coding to Testing | @DevOpsSummit #DX #DevOps #ContinuousTesting

Five Reasons to Shift Your Focus from Coding to Testing Digital transformation leaders have poured tons of money and effort into coding in recent years. And with good reason. To succeed at digital, you must be able to write great code. You also have to build a strong Agile culture so your coding efforts tightly align with market signals and business outcomes. But if your investments in testing haven't kept pace with your investments in coding, you'll lose. Here's why: Reason #1: Functional testing is one of your worst DevOps bottlenecks. It doesn't matter how fast you code if you can't test that code just as quickly. And test you must - early and often - because no one can risk releasing code into production without first thoroughly determining whether it does what it's supposed to do. Continuous Testing helps you ensure that the right functional testing is performed ... (more)

Test Environment Management | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousTesting

Why Treating Test Management and Test Environment Management Separately Is Killing Your Efficiency By Alon Inditzky Imagine that you have hundreds of development, testing, and operations teams spread across the globe that rely on each other to execute software testing. You have 245 test environments and you release to pre-production several times a day and deploy to production once a week. How do you manage all the software tests, test data, and test environments? Traditionally, the answer would be to fill out spreadsheets or siloed tools, send emails, and hope that everything and everyone is ready at each stage of the software testing lifecycle (STLC). But this often doesn’t work well. Requirements change and not everyone gets notified or reads email updates. Test environments aren’t ready or available when they need to be. Further, a host of other challenges stand ... (more)

Performance Testing Guide | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #DX #APM #Monitoring

The Ultimate Guide to Performance Testing and Software Testing: Testing Types, Performance Testing Steps, Best Practices, and More By Angela Stringfellow Performance testing is a form of software testing that focuses on how a system running the system performs under a particular load. This is not about finding software bugs or defects. Performance testing measures according to benchmarks and standards. Performance testing should give developers the diagnostic information they need to eliminate bottlenecks. Types of performance testing for software To understand how software will perform on users' systems, there different types of performance tests that can be applied during software testing. This is non-functional testing, which is designed to determine the readiness of a system. (Functional testing focuses on individual functions of software.) Image credit MindsMappe... (more)

Containers: Don't Skeu Them Up, Man | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Gordon Haff wrote an insightful column today about "skeuomorphic virtualizaton," in other words the notion of thinking of virtual servers as having the same look and feel of the physical machines lying underneath. The upshot is that virtualization ends up just being a form of partioning; users view virtualized instances as no different from a single physical server. Gordon urges the end of skeuomorphism's reign of terror (my words, not his) now that containers are (back) in the news. So don't simply stuff "a hodepodge," as Gordon says, of operating systems versions along with your app and all that goes with it (web server, database, storage, comms) into a container as if it's just another virtualized machine. Instead, he writes that it's time to think of "containerized operating systems, container packaging systems, container orchestration like Kubernetes, DevOps pra... (more)

Debunking the OSLC Link-Only Myth | @DevOpsSummit #API #Agile #DevOps

Most large organizations require dozens and sometimes hundreds of specialized software tools to manage the lifecycle of the physical products or software applications they create. It isn't hard to imagine the monumental waste these organizations incur in attempting to manually coordinate the efforts of the teams that use these many disparate tools to create a single product. Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) is an open community for creating specifications for integrating lifecycle activities across tools to address this problem. Now imagine how much more happy and productive an organization would be if all those tools could integrate via standard interfaces. In broad strokes, this is the goal of the OSLC community. The technical foundation for OSLC is based on the W3C Linked Data method of publishing and accessing information and inspired by how the W... (more)

Integrating APM into Testing | @DevOpsSummit @Stackify #DevOps #APM #AI

Integrating APM into Your Testing Strategy By Erik Dietrich Does your team have a testing strategy?  In 2017, I have a hard time imagining that wouldn't at least have some strategy, however rudimentary.  Unlike a couple of decades ago, you hear less and less about people just changing code on the production server and hoping for the best. At the very least, you probably have a QA group or at least someone who serves in that role before shipping your software.  You write the code, do something to test it, and then ship it once the testers bless it (or at least notate "known issues"). From there, things probably run the gamut among those of you reading.  Some of you probably do what I've described and little more.  Some of you probably have multiple pre-production environments to which a continuous integration setup automatically deploys builds.  Of course, it only de... (more)

Release Management RACI Matrix By @Plutora | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Release Management RACI Matrix By Michelle Henry Is it done yet or Why RACI is Essential Whether you are a release manager, a release engineer, or a someone just supporting a release you understand that the intersection of software releases and instant messaging can be frustrating.  Whether you use Skype, Jabber, Slack, or any other group-based instant messaging application your experience during a release probably looks a lot like this: Co-worker 1 (13:02): Hey, what's up? You (13:02): Nothing, I'm running the release Co-worker 1 (13:05): Great, how's the release going? You (13:07): We're on step 5 of the playbook Co-worker 1 (13:20): Is it done yet? You (13:21): No Co-worker 1 (17:01): How about now is it done yet? You (17:15): Not yet, we'll let you know Co-worker 1 (17:45): Is it done yet? You (18:10): Did you check your email? Co-worker 1 (18:11): Sorry, I didn't. Check... (more)

New @Ruxit DevOps Blog Launches with 12,000 Story Reads | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

SYS-CON Media announced today that Ruxit has launched a popular blog feed on DevOps Journal and @DevOpsSummit with 12,000 story reads in 24 hours. DevOps Journal and @DevOpsSmmit are focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Ruxit blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here Ruxit website can be bookmarked ▸ Here DevOps Journal can be bookmarked ▸ Here Building a revolutionary approach to software performance monitoring takes an extraordinary team. With decades of combined experience and an impressive history of disruptive innovation, that's exactly what they have at ruxit. Get to know ruxit, and get to know the future of data analytics. Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in th... (more)